It can be helpful to stay in touch with friends and family over phone, messages or online. But there are times where you may need more information or professional mental health support too. NHS has put out some guidance for mental wellbeing while staying at home.
Below is some more useful information including online links for advice, information lines, support and activities to look after your mental health.
If you are in crisis
For example, if you are feeling like you are likely to harm yourself or others, you can contact any of the following support, 24 hours a day.
South London and Maudsley NHS Crisis Line
0800 731 2864
Certitude - Solidarity in a Crisis (peer support service)
A free out-of-hours phone service for people in crisis.They run a Crisis Peer Support out-of-hours phone line for those in crisis run by peer supporters with lived experience.They also offer a Community Crisis Support, a short-term crisis peer support service for people to avoid A&E. The peer supporters have lived experience of needing mental health support, and have been trained to support others. “We listen and give crisis support via skype, text and social media.”
0300 123 1922
0788 9756 087 or 0788 9756 083
Contact the Samaritans, call for free
If you’re feeling anxious
Find top tips and other information on anxiety here: Feeling anxious?
Need to talk to a therapist either online or via the phone?
Fin a referral form on Lambeth talking therapies website and fill in the online form. Someone will call you in a day or two. The link to the form is on this page:
Some support and activities for people in Lambeth to look after your mental health during social distancing
(updated April 2020)
Mosaic Clubhouse runs an information line and carries on with their weekly newsletter 'In the Mo' carrying ideas to stay connected.
Sign up to the newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For Mosaic's information line
Lambeth & Southwark Mind
Lambeth & Southwark Mind offer an information line about services, groups and other support avialable.
0203 982 9221 and select option 1 (10am - 5pm from Monday to Thursday)
Lambeth Carers Hub
Mental Health Peer Support for people caring for individuals with mental health needs. Fortnightly meeting via Google Hangouts which can be accessed by calling in, or via computer and smartphone.
Their phone lines and email is open, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm:
Adult Carers and general enquiries
0207 501 8970
Lambeth Young Carers
0207 501 8972
Online Recovery College
Offers Mental health & wellbeing information, resources, support, personal stories and online courses including “Coping with the Pandemic” course.
Black Men’s Consortium: Online drama sessions for black men
Weekly online sessions to creatively explore issues around Mental Health, Depression & Suicide. Contact Tony Cealy for more information
Lambeth Council vulnerable people helpline
Lambeth Council has launched a helpline for people in Lambeth who are vulnerable, don’t have support, and urgently need help. This helpline allows us to identify those who need our support in addition to the information the council holds.
020 7926 2999 every day from 8am-8pm
Visit www.lambeth.gov.uk for more information about getting urgent assistance